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Agile Tour London

On 22 October I gave a presentation on the Agile Tour London. I talked about the value of refinement and stated that refinement should focus on divining a good solution. So rather than updating the workflow tool, like Jira. And … Continue reading

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Next week …Agile Tour London

Looking foreward to breaking silos on the Agile Tour London. I see some nice familiar faces in the line-up. Will be great!

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Speaking at Agile DevOps East 2021

I am thrilled to announce my contribution to the Agile DevOps conference that is organized by TechWell coming November. I will speak about refinement and how to unlock its potential. Good refinement makes development more predictable, leads to better solutions, … Continue reading

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Agile Thoughts Magazine

Agile thoughts is a free online magazine that aims to disclose experiences and enable meaning-full connections. The editors collect treasures from bold agile thinkers and share them with their readers. The May Issue is the third edition of Agile Thoughts … Continue reading

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Agile Business Day Venice – Presentation and discussions afterwards

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September the Agile Business Day was held in a virtual Venice. I guess we all missed strolling through the streets at night or taking a gondola on the grand canal. The Organization succeeded to create … Continue reading

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Agile Business Day Venice – A sneak preview

On 11 and 12 September the Agile Business Day is being held. Two days of conference with a great line-up of speakers. I am proud to be one of them. This week I have been preparing my talk on refinement, … Continue reading

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18 Questions to Ask for Better Backlog Refinement

Refinement is time spent during the current sprint discussing and elaborating product backlog items so that they are ready for future sprints. Unfortunately, many teams do not unlock the full potential of refinement. Backlog items should be sliced, and a … Continue reading

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Refinement as a quality enabler-lessons learned in an agile sales environment

I currently work as an Agile coach in a sales environment. A commercial environment differs from a general IT setting and applying agile in this volatile environment brings its own challenges. Fortunately, when you start translating these challenges to the … Continue reading

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QUPER Model for better requirements

Over the last weeks I have been reading in Gojko Adzics book Specification by Example. Tonight I stumbled on his section about the QUPER model. Gojko describes that he didn’t apply the model himself, but finds it contains some interesting … Continue reading

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The Refinement process; Thinking ahead increases adaptively and the quality of the solution

Refinement is an important element of Scrum. It’s the process where the product backlog items for future sprints are prepared. Experience learns that when development teams get up to steam, the refinement process becomes a new bottleneck. The development team … Continue reading

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